There’s something soothing in the thought of knowing that by melting together chocolate and butter, then adding whisked eggs and sugar to it, will result in the moist glorious chocolate torte that can cure just about any ailment. Be it physical or emotional.
Usually the term chocolate torte refers to a chocolate cake that contains very little to no flour. It’s usually prepared with quite a high ratio eggs and this contributes to the moist, gooey texture. This chocolate torte recipe includes a little ground ginger. It works so well with the dark chocolate and adds something special to the overall cake.
This chocolate torte is the perfect thing to serve after dinner – it’s fairly rich, so a little goes a long way. It’s delicious with good quality vanilla ice cream, but sour cream or creme fraiche can also be served alongside it. I like to macerate a few strawberries in lemon juice and honey to use as an accompaniment to the torte.
Due to the high fat content and no flour, this torte has quite a bit of shelf life. In fact, it’s actually better to bake the torte a day or two in advance as it becomes quite fudgy as it sits a bit.